“For someone so young, he brings a huge wealth of knowledge and excitement to all the groups he conducts.” Tempo: Jan 2009

Jeff Bradbury from Philadelphia is the Assistant Conductor for the Regina Opera Company of Brooklyn and the orchestra director at the North Brunswick Township High School. In 2009, the NBTHS Orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut with Mr. Bradbury conducting as a guest of Distinguished Concerts International New York. Mr. Bradbury received his Master's Degree in Conducting from West Chester University where he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. He has studied conducting with Kenneth Kiesler, Ovidiu Marinescu, and Gabriel Gordon, and has studied viola under the instruction of Sylvia Ahramjian. He is also the founder and member of the West Chester String Quartet and The Shrewsbury String Quartet. After receiving a scholarship in the summer of 2000, he performed the Mozart Duo in G Major K.423 for Violin/Viola with Mrs. Sylvia Ahramjian at Oxford University. Mr. Bradbury has been a member of the conducting staff at the Strings International Festival and has served as musical director for the Spotliters’ production of Oliver!, AnythingGoes!, Footloose, and Assassins. Mr. Bradbury served as guest conductor for the Central New Jersey Music Educators Intermediate Orchestra. In addition, he participated in the Eastman Summer Conducting program in Rochester, New York, and the Conductors Retreat at Medomak, where he studied with Kenneth Kiesler and Marianne Ploger.

As a violist, Mr. Bradbury has appeared with various orchestras along the East Coast, including the Independence Sinfonia, Rowan University Symphony Orchestra, Old York Road Symphony, West Chester University Symphony Orchestra, Wilmington Community Orchestra, and South Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed recitals at the Kimmel Center, Swope Hall, and the Westminster Church of West Chester. He also performs at the annual concerts at Jakeman Hall in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Mr. Bradbury served as principal violist for a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia.

Recently, Jeff has kept a busy conducting schedule while he held the positions of music director of the Audubon Symphony and Spotliters musical theater companies, resident staff conductor for Bleecker Street Opera, as well as his duties with the Regina Opera Company. In 2010, Jeff Bradbury made several guest appearances for opera companies in both New York and Philadelphia. Highlights of Mr. Bradbury’s 2009 performances have been as a guest conductor for the PMEA String Festival as well as the NJMEA High School Orchestra festival.. In 2011, Jeff conducted performances of Bellini’s Norma, and Puccini’s, Madama Butterfly.